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Dining Room

33 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
+44 (0)1335 300666
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Ranked #9 of 66 restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: International, British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
northampton
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a set menu in a small restaurant but with everything freshly prepared using local ingredients. The menu was interesting and innovative, better than many of the 'celebrity chef' type restaurants, some of which we have visited. The food was well presented and just amazing. We would definitely recommend this place and would visit again

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spotted the Dining Room whilst shopping in Ashbourne one day and liked the look of it and thought we should try it out before we take any friends. It was a lovely meal , beautifully presented , a nice atmosphere ( just 5 tables and 13 guests in on our night ) and both the food and service were... More

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derby
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I dined here on a Saturday in May, for a late birthday celebration. The restaurant is small and cosy, overlooking a main road, however as Ashbourne is a small market town, it didn't appear particularly busy, and there is ample parking close by. We had booked a 9 course taster menu, and we weren't disappointed. Knives and... More

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Coleorton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the Dinning Room on a Friday in March with friends, the food on the whole was very good, with one or two courses verging on outstanding, but the main course was a little disappointing, it was hanger beef steak, cheek and tongue and just didn't really work for me. The service was very good, and on the whole... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wow can't believe this is our first visit after living in Ashbourne for years. The menu was excellent and service impeccable we went for our 40th birthdays with family and all loved it from age 17 through to 60+. We will definitely be returning it's a fantastic experience and I've never had food Quite like that! The forced rhubarb and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Service was perfect, food fabulous. We had a thoroughly lovely evening. The food was beautiful. Perfectly Presented and executef excellent menu, exciting choices, Wine list super, gin range excellent. Staff attentive. We had a simply fabulous time and we will be back. Thanks.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We both had a really nice time on Valentines night, this being only the second time we've visited The Dining Room since moving to the Dales. Eight courses of lovingly prepared food, subtle flavours and all perfectly cooked with emaculate attention to detail. Excellent service by the staff, prepared to go the extra mile to make sure our dining experience... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Our friends took us here as a birthday treat and so had no idea where the taxi was taking us... They had been before and so were pretty excited. On arrival we entered a small but perfectly formed dining room that had a very nicely presented chic interior with traces of the buildings heritage. There was no menu as such... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Been to the Dining Rooms several times now over the last year-or-so. Food, drink and service are always first class. Pre-xmas lunch in December 2013 was a special treat which was thoroughly enjoyed by all 3 of us. Always first on the list for a special celebration, and they never let us down!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We visited the Dining Room with another couple for a Christmas meal out, knowing that the menu was going to be anything but traditional. We weren't disappointed as we enjoyed nibbles and bread then Jerusalem artichoke soup with black winter truffle followed by shrimp fishcake. The main course was coq au vin, which was very good. The dessert of chocolate... More

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